“So I had this idea to get an anesthesiologist to knock me out during an art fair, and I could just lie there, well dressed, as if I were out looking at art in this center of commerce, but having totally checked out.”
Susan Richmond’s new book about Lynda Benglis, Beyond Process, examines the work and critical reception of the artist, who moved from Louisiana to New York in 1964. It is not an exhaustive assessment, but in 150 citation-packed pages, Richmond thoughtfully examines the artist’s motives and methods during the past five decades.
This Editor’s Choice contains Stuart Horodner’s review of Blind Handshake, a compilation of David Humphrey’s writings about art alongside reproductions by more than 100 artists.
Jessica Jackson Hutchins’ sculptures reference the human body in all of its dumb charm and joyful habits. With Horodner she reflects on Levinas, contingency and Chinese scholars’ rocks.
Dear Young Artist,
Twenty-three diversely established artists have responded to your letter seeking advice about art and life in Nuevo York.
The Practice + Theory series is sponsored in part by the Frances Dittmer Family Foundation.
With her absorption of high and low painting traditions as well as her zany imagination and freedom with the medium, Dana Schutz creates beautiful and thought provoking work.
In 1994 I saw an installation by Jim Hodges called A Diary of Flowers. It featured over 500 drawings of distinct flowers, each rendered in black or blue ball point ink on folded or opened up paper napkins.